FROM Mary Milliken
Massive Los Angeles Fire Spreads in Nearly All Directions The so-called " Station Fire " near Los Angeles has doubled in size to 85,000 acres in the past 24 hours. It spread over night, in almost direction — even without any wind. Two firefighters have already lost their lives, and the blaze is said to be only 5% contained. Some 12, 000 homes are in danger, and air quality is unhealthy all over much of the Los Angeles basin. Mary Milliken is West Coast Bureau Chief for Reuters .
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